Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Discarded Pearl

A Discarded Pearl: A Marsden Romance, Book 5

Written by: Dawn Brower
Narrated by: Kristina Hale
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Series: A Marsden Romance, Book 5
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:05-26-17
Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

As the last book left off with Pearla finding out at the altar that her soon be husbands wife has come back from the dead. Needless to say the wedding did not go through leaving Pearla heartbroken and wanting to get out of town as fast as she can. She isn’t thinking to clearly and takes up the first man who offered a fast getting away on his ship. Everything is going well until they lock her in a cabin and she can’t get out. To her surprises someone else is thrown in the cabin with her, a man, what is she to do?  It seems there are evil plans in store for her but of what kind and what can she do?

Ms. Hale’s narration is wonderful she has a lovely accent that really pulls you in. Her male and female voices are lovely, you always know who is talking and just what they are feeling. There are no repeats of words, no background noise or any volume changes. She gives a very thrilling narration right down to the fear and a heart that has been broken before.  She puts a lot of emotion into the characters you have no trouble seeing the scenes in your mind as it holds you attention. I thought her performance was wonderful. She really brings the story to life. I haven’t listened to any of her other work and do look forward to listening to more.

The author brings and exciting story to life just as exciting as the story before. You do get to visit with past characters and see how they are doing. I enjoyed how this played out danger, excitement, love and fear with a little humor that makes you laugh. I think with what Pearla knew of Damian she should have known not to believe what was said. I loved the baiting between these two, their fights were very interesting. The ending was exciting I never saw the ex doing what she did. I was glad to see the outcome of the ones that took Pearla they sure did have some nasty plans for these two. I really felt so sad for Pearla in the last book and even sadder for her in this one. Damian is such a play boy it was nice to see him on his knees. He did change his mind really fast, one minute he doesn’t want a wife and the next he is all for it. I thought this was a very exciting story that really held your attention from the first page until the last.

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Pearla Montgomery is nursing a broken heart. She was set to marry the Duke of Huntly, only to have her wedding halted before they finished saying their I do's. Her intended's presumed dead wife interrupted the nuptials. In order to get away from the scandal, she flees London. She meets a man that she could possibly give her heart to, but is afraid of letting anyone in. Running away starts to become a habit she can't break.
Damian, Conte Leone falls in love with Pearla the moment he meets her. Even if they met under the worst circumstances. Unfortunately for him, he is the brother of the woman who interrupted Pearla's wedding. A little detail the love of his life can't seem to forget. Even if he has to chase her to the end of the world and back, he will not give up on her. Damian sets out to win her heart and nothing will stand in his way.
They have many obstacles to overcome, but the biggest is Pearla's own fears. Can Damian convince her to let him into her heart and trust he will keep it safe always?

“Come on,” she orders, pulling on his arm. “We need to see a man about a raft.”

DISCLAIMER: This novel contains no profanity, some violence, an office princess in bondage, cowboy coffee, classic cars, love triangles, domestic violence, birthday cake, Lion Country Safari mishaps, beach volleyball, road rage, a prosthetic shotgun, text messages on gum wrappers and the strong belief that people are a product of their experiences and not just genetically predisposed to mayhem.

Any resemblance to actual historical events or persons alive or dead is purely coincidental.

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